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NEPA Planner

  • Job reference: NA-003178
  • Sector: Environment, Planning, Roads & Bridges, Transportation
  • Location: Austin

Atkins is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies.  Atkins has been providing infrastructure planning, engineering, construction, environmental consulting, urban planning, architecture, and program management services to public and private clients across the United States for more than 50 years.


Atkins has the depth and breadth of expertise to respond to the most technically challenging and time-critical infrastructure projects and the urgent transition to a low-carbon economy.

Atkins seeks an energetic and highly motivated self-starter to join our  Austin, TX NEPA Transportation Group team as a NEPA Planner.

  • The ideal candidate for this position will apply their NEPA and state and federal regulatory knowledge towards the assessment of transportation projects, along with preparation of or assistance with the preparation of environmental documents (Categorical Exclusions, Environmental Assessments/FONSIs and Environmental Impact Statements).

  • Evaluation of impacts from transportation and planning projects on the built, cultural and natural environment.
  • Coordination with design professionals and overall project team to identify opportunities for avoiding and minimizing potential impacts.
  • Perform field investigations of projects including land use and community resources.
  • Gather and analyze data related to indirect and cumulative impacts, environmental justice and community impacts.
  • Assisting with public involvement and outreach activities.
  • Preparing Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) NEPA documentation for transportation projects.
  • Occasional travel associated with field investigations, client meetings and training

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Planning or related field. This level may be achieved by Planners with two years experience since Bachelor's or one year since Master's. Typical degreed incumbent has 4-5 years experience.

  • Technical writing, computer and communications skills desired.
  • Similar environmental consultation experience related to TxDOT and/or other linear projects including projects with federal funding preferred.
  • Experience with review and interpretation of construction plans preferred.
  • 2-5 years of experience conducting NEPA documentation preferred.
  • TxDOT experience preferred.

  • AICP certification preferred

  • Aptitude for maintaining a professional attitude and attention to detail while working alone and within a team environment;
  • Excellent technical writing and verbal communication skills with clients and colleagues;
  • Strong organizational, task and time management, deductive reasoning, and analytical skills;
  • Proficiency with the MS Office suite of software.

Atkins offers its employees a robust rewards package which includes: a competitive salary; a broad benefits package including medical/RX, dental, vision, life, disability, legal, hospitalization and other valuable voluntary options; generous time-off programs; flexible work schedules; 401(k) with employer match; professional and career development opportunities through our corporate university, as well as a highly-regarded tuition reimbursement program; and an unmatched culture focused on client-service, quality, and tireless pursuit of excellence in all we do. Atkins is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability. 

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